Clashes break out in New York City between protesters and police officers over the presidential election, local media reports.
Hundreds of officers massed around a smaller number of protesters, arresting dozens.
Demonstrators set some small fires and berate police for supporting President Trump.
Some police beat protesters with fists and batons, and shoved them with bicycles.
The protests and clashes take place in midtown and downtown Manhattan.
Wild times pic.twitter.com/lLuOZty4Qr
— Nick Pinto (@macfathom) November 5, 2020
Nearby at Union square police swoop in arresting people from the sidewalk, tackling them to the ground. pic.twitter.com/xYgZj5P1Mr
— Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) November 5, 2020
An NYPD spokesperson tells The Gothamist new site that up to 30 people are arrested.
Stores across the city covered their windows with plywood on Tuesday and Wednesday, expecting unrest following the election.
Small protests take place in other US cities, including Philadelphia and Washington, DC, with protesters demanding Trump’s removal and calling for a count of all votes.